Hymenoplasty surgery is a procedure capable of restoring the hymen. The hymen is the membrane that partially covers the vagina. Although an intact hymen is thought to be a sign of virginity in many cultures, it can be torn due to many other factors besides having sex, including:
- Riding a bike or a horse
- Tampon insertion
A Hymenoplasty can repair a torn hymen for women who want to restore it due to cultural, religious, or psychological reasons. It will also tighten the vaginal opening and may cause bleeding upon penetration.